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IN BRIEF / Technology

Sun Joins Rivals in Secure Web Standard

June 28, 2002|Reuters

Sun Microsystems Inc. will join rivals Microsoft Corp. and International Business Machines Corp. in developing a technical standard to make sure Web services transactions are secure.

Sun made the decision to join them on the WS-Security Web Services specification after getting assurances from them that they would not charge other companies to license any technology associated with the specification, said Bill Smith, director of Liberty Alliance technology for Sun.

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